family events

Looking for family friendly events? Community festivals, fun runs, shows, displays, concerts and adventures wait in the Great Lakes. If you are coming in school holiday time there are always a wide range of events just for kids guaranteed to entertain. These events are also a great way to explore the region, make new friends and get to know the locals. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out on a great event.

The Comboyne Spring Spectacular

Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017, 9am Venue: Comboyne Contact:

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ENJOY- the beautiful Spring Flower Display in the "Billabong" FUN- "Car Club Capers"- Please Explain, In the Fashion & Blindman Rally TASTE- some Comboyne Avocados and meet our growers. R...

Kids Free Movie

Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Kids Bingo

Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017, 4pm Venue: Pacific Palms Recreational Club Contact: 02 6554 0207

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Only $10- includes free kids meal & drink!...

Kids Scratch Art Workshop- Halliday's Point

Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017, 2pm-3pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Do your own drawings or use picture templates as you creat colourful scratch art boards. All materials provided. Bookings essential...

CIRCA- Carnival of the Animals

Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017, 2pm & 3pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

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The Circa Carnival comes to town during school holidays with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingd...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Disco

Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 6pm Venue: Pacific Palms Recreational Club Contact: 02 6554 0207

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 Dancing, games & prizes! Free entry!...

Free Screening- Wingham

Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:30am-12pm Venue: Wingham Library Contact: 02 6553 4555

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Screenings are supervised and entry is free. Parents must supervise children 5 years and under. Bring your own cushion to sit on. Bookings essential. Movie- Spark: A Space Tail (PG)...

Pond Detectives

Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:30am-11:30am Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Join MidCoast Council Water Officers as you investigate the fascinating world of life in a pond. Kids will discover all sorts of critters and learn what they tell us about the water. Ages 4+ years....

Decorate your own Library Bag

Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:30am-11:30am Venue: Forster Library, Forster Contact: 02 6591 7256

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All materials supplied, calico library bags, fabric markers, glue and sew on embelishments. Ages 5-12 years. Bookings Essential...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 28 Sep 2017, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

WilderQuest Activity- Its Gold!

Date: Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10am-12pm Venue: Gloucester Contact: 02 4946 4112

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Join this great WilderQuest adventure. Take part in lots of hands-on activities and understand the history of gold mining in this historic settlement. 4-12 years. $15, Adults free. Bookings Esse...

Quilts by the Myall

Date: Sat 30 Sep- 2 Oct 2017, 10am-4pm Venue: Myall Community Art & Craft Centre, 245 Myall St., Tea Gardens Contact: (02) 4997 0270

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There will be Christmas Decorations and some quilts will be for sale. Entry- Adults $3, Children FREE...

Old Bar Festival

Date: Sat 30 Sep & Sun 1 Oct 2017 Venue: Old Bar Road Contact: 02 6553 3666

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Great family fun day! -Kombi Display -Classic Car Display -Mega Markets -Live Music -Kids Entertainment -Fireworks...

Antiques & Collectibles Fair

Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 9am-4pm Venue: Tuncurry Memorial Hall, 7 Point Rd, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6559 2328

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Great Lakes Hospice- Antiques & Collectibles Fair Admission: Gold Coin Donation Refreshments available All proceeds to Great Lakes Hospice...

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Tours

Date: Sun 1 Oct 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm Venue: Seal Rocks Lighthouse Contact: 02 6591 0300

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The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be opening the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Seal Rocks, to guided tours on Sunday 1st October. The tours will be guided by the Heritage Officer from ...

Kids Free Movie

Date: Mon 2 Oct 2017, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Free Screening- Hallidays Point

Date: Tue 3 Oct 2017, 2pm-4:10pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Screenings are supervised and entry is free. Parents must supervise children 5 years and under. Bring your own cushion to sit on. Bookings Essential. Movie- Beauty & the Beast (PG)...

Coco's Closet Kids Holiday Art Workshop

Date: Tue 3 Oct 2017, 9:30am-11:30am Venue: Coco's Closet Contact: 0410 577 050

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If your junior likes to create than this is totally up their ally...... Spring into the September Holidays with a Coco's Creative Art Workshop Tuesday October 3, 9.30-11.30. Junior Art Class for...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Scrap Booking

Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017, 10:30am-11:30am Venue: Forster Library, Forster Contact: 02 6591 7256

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Bring in some photos and create your own scrapbook. All the materials, embellishments and scrap books are provided. Ages 5-12 years. Bookings Essential...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 5 Oct 2017, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Fun with the Firies

Date: Thu 5 Oct 2017, 10:15am-11:15am Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Come aboard the fire engine! Learn about fire safety with the Local Rural Fire Service Officers as they demonstrate equipment and the fire truck functions. Ages 5-12 years. Bookings Essential...

Last Train From Paris Murder Mystery Night

Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017, 6:30pm Venue: The Costume Party Shop Contact: 02 6557 2012

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Do you love Miss Fischers, Mid Summer Murders or Murder She Wrote? Then why not join us for a fun night of mystery and mayhem ... Whilst enjoying the company of your fellow guests a blood-curdli...

Taree Show

Date: Fri 6, Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct 2017 Venue: Taree Showground Contact: 02 6551 3245

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Friday is a fun day along with horse events kicking off the show. Saturday we have racing pigs with one of the pig races raising money for a local charity, motorbike displays, vintage tractors, gra...

A Night To Remember for Alzheimer's Australia

Date: Sat 7 Oct 2017, 7pm Venue: Cape Hawke Surf Club Contact: 0412 173755

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Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is far more common after the age of 65. Alzheimer's Australia is the charity for people with dementia and their families and carers. It provides advocacy, suppor...

Saturday Blues with 'Tomcat Playground' in the Back Paddock

Date: Sat 7 Oct 2017, 1pm-4pm Venue: Great Lakes Winery Contact: 02 4997 7255

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Tomcat Playground return to the Back Paddock - we loved them so much when they played back in July, they're coming back! Delivering a high energy, swinging style of traditional blues reminiscent of...

Forster Light the Night

Date: Sat 7 Oct 2017, 5:30pm-8:30pm Venue: Discovery Parks Forster Contact: Pretty Rahman

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Now in its tenth year, Light the Night is a unique event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together all over the country. Those attending raise money to help give local families fac...

Green Bikes Fix It Workshop

Date: Sat 7 Oct 2017, 1pm-3pm Venue: Green Bikes Workshop Contact: 02 6591 7222

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School holidays are looming and MIDWASTE and MidCoast Council is introducing a brand new workshop for kids to keep your bike in tip-top shape. Kicking off from 1pm - 3pm on Saturday 7 October at th...

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

Date: Fri 13- Sun 15 Oct 2017 Venue: Wingham Showground Contact: http://www.akoostik.com.au/

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The Wingham Akoostik Festival is a three day celebration of music showcasing local artists as well as some of Australia's best loved musicians. Previous festivals have seen performances from James Rey...

"Big Night at Tavern Transylvania"

Date: Fri 13 Oct 2017, 6pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 0417 171 001

"Big Night at Tavern Transylvania"- A night of Scary Thrills, Horror, Intrigue, Rock n' Roll and Jazz. Tickets are $30 including nibbles at interval and other times. Dress: Come as creepy as you...

HANNAM VALE OPEN GARDEN DAY

Date: Sun 22 Oct 2017 Venue: Hannam Vale Contact: 0414989776

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Hannam Vale Open Garden Day will have a collection of private country gardens open for just six hours on Sunday 22 October for you to visit at your leisure. Nestled in the Stewarts River valley in ...

Haunted Horrors Murder Mystery Night

Date: Fri 27 Oct 2017, 6:30pm Venue: The Costume Party Shop Contact: 02 6557 2012

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Do you love Miss Fischers, Mid Summer Murders or Murder She Wrote? Then why not join us for a fun night of mystery and mayhem ... Whilst enjoying the company of your fellow guests a blood-curdli...

Lakeside Festival

Date: Sat 4 - Sun 5 Nov 2017 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

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3 great events make up the 2017 Lakeside Festival... Lakeside Music Festival is eight hours of incredible live music on a single intimate stage right by the stunning Wallis Lake. A bar that won'...

New Years Eve Celebrations- Forster/Tuncurry

Date: Sun 31 Dec 2017 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6554 8799

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BELOW DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED!!! Celebrate New Years Eve Great Lakes Style! From 6:45pm John Wright Park, Tuncurry will be filled with music and entertainment for the entire family. Featuring...

Grey and Thespian Mardi Gras

Date: Apr 2018 (TBC) Venue: Hawks Nest Contact: 0431 250 563

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INFORMATION AND DATES TO BE CONFIRMED!!! The Grey & Thespian Mardi Gras is an initiative of the Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens Progress Association Inc and Myall Coast Chamber of Commerce and Tourism...


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